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Changing Climates: The Earth Bites Back with Prof Bill McGuire

Join us for an evening of light-hearted discussion as we investigate how science has changed over the past 200 years.

Prof Bill McGuire, leading expert on global geophysical hazards and author of Global Catastrophes: a Very Short Introduction and Surviving Armageddon: Solution for a Threatened Planet joins us to explore a side of climate change you don’t normally hear.

While the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) 4th Assessment Report paints a pretty bleak picture of the future, the scariest thing about it is that it may not be scary enough. New research points not only to higher temperatures, bigger storms and more floods, but to a world in which melting polar ice drowns coastal towns and cities across the planet, and the crust itself joins in with more earthquakes, submarine landslides, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Is this a world we wish to bequeath to our children and their children? If not, we may have less than 10 years to do something about it.

Part of the "Natural Change Season" at the Grant Museum.


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Date and Time:

1 March 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



JZ Young Lecture Theatre
UCL Anatomy Building
Gower Street
020 3108 2052
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Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL
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